CURRENT SINGLE “LOST” SEES LINKIN PARK GET THEIR HIGHEST CHARTING UK SINGLE IN 16 YEARS
After notching the biggest debut for a rock song in recent memory in the US with #1 single “Lost” and scoring their highest charting single in the UK since 2007, LINKIN PARK uncover yet another unreleased track entitled “Fighting Myself.” Listen HERE. Magnifying the legacy of their GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum landmark sophomore LP, Meteora, it graces the tracklisting of Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition, arriving on April 7, 2023. It will be available in various configurations, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, Deluxe 3-CD, and Digital Download. Pre-order/Pre-save HERE via Warner Records.
As the band combed the Meteora archives, Mike Shinoda knew the hard-hitting instrumental for “Fighting Myself” was awaiting discovery but was surprised to uncover vocal stems of himself and Chester Bennington. He then gave the multitrack a deft mix and the song in its final form emerged as what Shinoda calls “a definitive Linkin Park track.” Now, it seethes with Shinoda’s incisive verses boosted by bruising distorted guitars as Bennington’s chorus rings out, “Fighting myself I always lose.”
It follows on the heels of lead single “Lost.” The track exploded as a phenomenon and the biggest rock song of 2023 so far in the USA. Storming out of the gate and to the forefront of culture, it stood out as their “first #1 debut on Billboard’s Rock & Alternative Airplay Chart in over a decade!” and continues to reign at the top of the charts. Thus far, it has amassed over 93 million global streams and 30 million YouTube views on the stunning music video. Across the Atlantic, the single reached #18 on the UK Official Singles Chart, their highest charting single since “What I’ve Done” in 2007.
The band spoke to The New York Times in-depth about the song and Meteora, while Shinoda sat down with The FADER, The Howard Stern Show, KROQ, and more. Consequence of Sound hailed “Lost” as “Song of the Week” and proclaimed, “‘Lost’ fits right in with the seismic, electronic-aided majesty of fellow Meteora tracks ‘Breaking the Habit’ and ‘Numb’.” MTV raved, “Bennington has never sounded better, alternately roaring and wounded.” Revolver christened it, “another prime-era Linkin Park banger that shares the high-octane power of one of the band’s most beloved songs.”
It has ignited a celebratory season for Meteora, highlighting its enduring impact.
ABOUT LINKIN PARK:
LINKIN PARK emerged as an innovative musical force and one of the best-selling artists of the last twenty years. Their RIAA Diamond-certified full-length debut, Hybrid Theory, stands out as the “best-selling debut of the 21st century” with US sales in excess of 11 million and worldwide sales over 55 million. Among numerous accolades and honors, they have garnered 2 GRAMMY® Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards. Selling out stadiums worldwide, they’ve headlined global music festivals such as Download and Reading & Leeds in the UK, Rock in Rio in Portugal, and Summer Sonic in Japan. They also remain the first and only Western rock band to play a five-stadium tour in China. Most recently, 2017’s gold-certified One More Light marked their fifth #1 debut on the Billboard 200. www.linkinpark.com